Tree Fruit & Alternative Fruits W. Wash WSU Extension


Interest Groups & Associations

Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation, locally organized non-profit foundation raising money through memberships and other resources to support tree fruit research of interest to home gardeners and orchardists, sponsors Open House and Harvest Days with WSU-Mount Vernon, other volunteer activities, newsletter.

Western Cascade Fruit Society, locally organized educational and fruit interest group with regional divisions in areas of western Washington, sponsors annual All About Fruit Show and other activities, newsletter. Two of the six chapters are the Seattle Tree Fruit Society and the Peninsula Fruit Club.

Home Orchard Society, educational and fruit interest group headquartered in Oregon, publishes quarterly Pome News with members' articles on fruit topics.

North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX), national fruit interest group, interest in all fruit kinds, publishes quarterly Pomona with members’ articles on fruit topics

California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc., educational and fruit grower group, publishes bimonthly magazine The Fruit Gardener with topics of interest to members.

Northwest Cider Society, Affiliated with WWFRF, cider enthusiasts meet for cider tastings, fruit harvest, and promotion of hard cider growing as a hobby and for commercial production

British Columbia Fruit Growers Association, members interested in the science and cultivation of all types of fruit can exchange experiences and get together for activities; members receive quarterly newsletter "The Cider Press."

The Southwestern Ontario Vintners Association

Washington Wine Grape Commission

Boeing Employees Wine and Beer Makers Club

Seattle Wine Society

The Northwest Wine Coalition

Idaho Grape Growers & Wine Producers Commission

Oregon Wine Advisory Board

American Vitners’ Association

Other Links

Ask the Master Gardener – Skagit County Extension

Center for Urban Horticulture – Plant Answer Line

Cornell University – Scaffolds Fruit Journal

Extension – Organic Agriculture

Farm Finder Washington – Oregon

Focus on Farming

Gardening Fact Sheets – WSU King County Extension

Gardening in Western Washington, WSU Cooperative Extension site for general garden questions includes sections on tree fruit, pests and diseases, upcoming area events, as well as general garden topics.

Horticulture and Small Farms – WSU Clark County Extension

Kearneysville Tree Fruit Research & Education Center, West Virginia University, a prime source of excellent information on pests and diseases, including an excellent diagnostic photo gallery.

Master Gardener Foundation – Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties

New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, tree fruit research center for Cornell University.

Northwest Berry & Grape Information Net, comprehensive information and communications resources for the Pacific Northwest berry and grape industry.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture & Food and Rurall Affairs, links to their extensive list of bulletins and information on home and commercial fruit crops.

Orchard Monitor, West Virginia University, the newsletter contains information of interest on pest control methods and other seasonal articles, primarily for their local area but some of general interest.

Pierce County Conservation District (small farm management topics)

Plant Disease Series Index: Home, Yard, and Garden 3000, from Ohio State University Extension provides links to fact sheets on plant diseases of fruits and berries as well as vegetables, ornamentals and more. Information covered includes disease symptoms, causal organism, and control.

Puget Sound Fresh

Sustainable Agriculture Network, USDA in Beltsville, MD gives access to the latest information and research project data base for work in the area of sustainable agriculture methods.

Sustaining the Pacific Northwest, WSU newsletter from the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources includes useful articles on organic agriculture, fruit and home garden topics.

U.C. Davis Department of Pomology, access to a wide range of information and resources for tree fruit culture in California and of general interest.

Washington Tree Fruit Directory, links to items of interest for growers including organizations, news outlets, etc., oriented primarily to commercial growers, with general information also.

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